Saturday, 24 November 2012

Busy times!

Well, things are very busy round here at the moment because my sister's French exchange partner is coming to stay and so we're all running round trying to make our house look normal..! To add to all the usual drama of having a guest, it's also her birthday today (the day she's coming) and so I had been elected to bake the cake, Chocolate! You can't really go wrong with that... we hope... I didn't want to try anything too off the wall in case I put in something she didn't like, so I stuck with a simple chocolate sponge, jam and butter icing filling, and chocolate icing. lets hope she likes it! Here's some pictures of the cake; what's your thinking? xxx

Lots of love Alex-Rose xxx

Chocolate Cake
  • 175g Self raising flour
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 150ml Sunflower oil
  • 150ml Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Golden syrup
Pre-heat the oven to 180c, and grease and line two baking trays. Then start the cake by sieving the flour, cocoa, and bicarbonate into a bowl, add the sugar and mix well then make a well in the centre. Add the syrup, eggs, oil, and milk. Finally beat the mix with an electric whisk untill smooth, spoon the mixture into the tins and place in the oven for 20 to 30 mins, to check that the cake is cooked listen carefully to the cake; if you can here slight popping sounds then the cake could do with a moment longer! Leave the cake to cool,

To Ice:
  • 80g Margarine
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Water
  • 50g Cocoa powder
  • 150g Icing Sugar
Melt the margarine with the caster sugar in the microwave stir well for 1 minute then add in the cocoa powder and icing sugar. Mix well, then apply to cake! Et voila! All done! xxx

Love from Alex-Rose xxx

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